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‘Momentous Occasion’ for Cannabis Destigmatisation as UN Recognises Hemp is a Catalyst for Growth

‘Momentous Occasion’ for Cannabis Destigmatisation as UN Recognises Hemp is a Catalyst for Growth

Wednesday, 1 February 2023 at 12:00:00 UTC

Momentum is gathering pace within the United Nations to recognize the catalystic growth opportunities offered by hemp with all its multiple uses. The European Industrial Hemp Federation says that after 60 years of negativity and prohibition, the tide has turned for hemp at the highest levels of global governance. This will significantly help destigmatise cannabis in general.

Farming Community of Gouda says it Wants to Be the Hemp Hub of the Western Cape

Farming Community of Gouda says it Wants to Be the Hemp Hub of the Western Cape

Wednesday, 28 December 2022 at 14:00:00 UTC

The Gouda Farmers Association is to undertake a pilot project with Hemp Africa (Pty) Ltd to perfect hemp growing in the Western Cape and turn it into the province’s “hemp hub”.

Who’s Who in the International Hemp Zoo?

Who’s Who in the International Hemp Zoo?

Monday, 26 December 2022 at 9:00:00 UTC

According to the UNCTAD’s Global Hemp Report 2022, hemp export and import trends have shifted dramatically over the last few years, with the US and Europe displacing China as the world’s biggest hemp exporters.

Alarm Bells Ring Loud! SA Hemp Industry May Not Be Viable Under Current Regulations!

Alarm Bells Ring Loud! SA Hemp Industry May Not Be Viable Under Current Regulations!

Sunday, 11 December 2022 at 9:00:00 UTC

South Africa’s fledgling hemp industry may not be feasible under current regulations. That’s the grim view contained in the Global Cannabis Report 2022. It says while SA has taken a step in the right direction in setting up a hemp regime under the Department of Agriculture, the 0,2% THC restriction in the definition of hemp is deeply problematic.

UN Says Every Country in the World Should Be Allowed to Grow Hemp

UN Says Every Country in the World Should Be Allowed to Grow Hemp

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 at 14:00:00 UTC

A new UNCTAD report says the every country should be allowed to grow low-THC cannabis and that if nations could put together an international regulatory system, the global hemp market’s value could reach US$18 billion by 2027.

Surprise Move as Japan’s Health Ministry Gives the Nod to Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Surprise Move as Japan’s Health Ministry Gives the Nod to Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Wednesday, 19 October 2022 at 6:00:00 UTC

An expert panel studying cannabis issues in Japan has recommended that the country allow for imports of cannabis products for medical use. This comes as some surprise as the Japanese government has traditionally been anti-cannabis, and this could open new doors for African exporters.

SA Cannabis Investment Climate Starts Warming Up as Impact Investor Fedgroup Throws its Hat into the Hemp Ring

SA Cannabis Investment Climate Starts Warming Up as Impact Investor Fedgroup Throws its Hat into the Hemp Ring

Sunday, 2 October 2022 at 14:00:00 UTC

Financial services provider Fedgroup is the latest mainstream institution to enter the South African cannabis market. It has added “cannabinoid hemp” to its “alternative asset impact farming investment options”, saying investors could earn a 14% return per annum over the next three years.

‘Simple’ Costa Rican Hemp Rules Set THC Limit at 1%, Make Licenses Widely Available

‘Simple’ Costa Rican Hemp Rules Set THC Limit at 1%, Make Licenses Widely Available

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 11:00:00 UTC

Hemp farming and production licenses will be inexpensive and widely available in Costa Rica, according to regulations that have been approved by the government.

Go Africa! Nairobi Finance House Backs Zimbabwean Hempcrete Project

Go Africa! Nairobi Finance House Backs Zimbabwean Hempcrete Project

Monday, 29 August 2022 at 14:00:00 UTC

National settlements minister says new hemp technology is the solution for Zimbabwe’s massive housing shortage

Cheeba Launches Africa’s First Full-Service Cannabis Consultancy

Cheeba Launches Africa’s First Full-Service Cannabis and Hemp Consultancy

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 11:00:00 UTC

Cheeba Cannabis Consulting brings together a network of experts to offer a broad range of services across the cannabis and hemp value chains as the cannabis economy starts picking up a head of steam.

Cape Town Tech Reseller Best Grow Clinches Distribution Deal to Bring HurdMaster to South Africa

Cape Town Tech Reseller Best Grow Clinches Distribution Deal to Bring HurdMaster to South Africa

Thursday, 18 August 2022 at 13:30:00 UTC

Cape Town based Best Grow has sealed the rights with Industrial Hemp Latvia (IHL), Riga, to distribute the HurdMaster 1000 Micro Decorticator in South Africa.

Labat Seals CSIR Agreement to Fast-Track Cannabis Projects

Labat Seals CSIR Agreement to Fast-Track Cannabis Projects

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 at 8:00:00 UTC

JSE-Listed Group will use CSIR resources to move into Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) product development

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